Red Lentil & Chorizo Soup

deliciously rich lentil soup
Deliciously rich lentil soup
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1 tbsp Olive oil plus extra for drizzling
200 g cooking Spanish Chorizo peeled and diced
1 Onion large, chopped
2 Carrots chopped
pinch of Cumin seeds
3 Garlic clove chopped
1 tsp Smoked Paprika plus extra for sprinkling
pinch of Caster sugar golden
small splash Red wine vinegar
250 g Red lentils
2 x 400 g Can chopped tomatoes
850 ml Chicken stock
Plain yogurt to serve

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Red Lentil & Chorizo Soup


This Red Lentil & Chorizo Soup is a real winner in my house. We are big chorizo fans in my family. Chorizo is a Spanish sausage made from pork meat and lots of spices including paprika. These spices give it its intense flavor and color. I love to add it to soups and stews for an unbeatable depth of flavor. 

Start this soup by frying chorizo until it is crispy. Fry onion, carrots, garlic and cumin seeds  in the chorizo oil before adding paprika, sugar and vinegar. Add lentils, tomatoes and chicken stock and simmer until the lentils are tender. Blend and serve garnished with yogurt, olive oil, crispy cooked chorizo and a sprinkle of paprika. Enjoy!

To make the Red Lentil & Chorizo Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Red Lentil & Chorizo Soup


Cook chorizo


Place 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan. Fry the chorizo in the hot oil until crisp. Remove the crispy chorizo with a slotted spoon and place it in a bowl. Reserve the cooking oils in the pan.


Sauté veggies


Sauté a large chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots and a pinch of cumin seeds for 10 minutes. When they are soft and glistening, add the garlic and sauté for another minute.


Add paprika, sugar and vinegar


Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of paprika over the vegetables and add a pinch of golden caster sugar. Continue to cook for another minute before adding a dash of red wine vinegar.


Add lentils, tomatoes and stock


Stir in 250g of lentils. Pour 2 cans of tomatoes and 850ml of chicken stock over the mixture.


Stir and simmer


Simmer the soup for 30 minutes until the lentils are soft and tender.




Blend the soup in a food processor or with a handheld blender until smooth but with some chunks.



Serve the soup in large bowl, garnished with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of olive oil. Scatter the cooked chorizo on top and add a sprinkle of paprika.

This Red Lentil & Chorizo Soup is a rich and delicious meal. It is a perfect winter warmer. Try it soon and come back to leave a review below with your thoughts.

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Total Reviews: 21
Maren Lepre

When I made this I was expecting more of a spicy taste, which it didn't have. But it was still delightful.

Jazlynn Mhoon

I'll be making this again but this time with a bit more spices, there wasn't enough flavor in it for me.

Elodie Buechele

The recipes on this page are the best, I bookmarked this and the Kale mushroom salad, my two favorites so far.

Sky Grothaus

Going to be sharing this recipe with my close friends so that I can see what they all mix with theirs and get some more ideas for it, delicious.

Kaleigh Lemert

Great recipe, the chorizo and paprika blend well together, thanks for sharing.

Carla Romane

Tasty and easy to make, couldn't ask for a better bowl of soup.

Jurnee Domnitz

I'm happy with how it taste but I don't like the amount of time I had to put into it since it's just a soup.

Kairi Godsy

I added chicken meat to mine because I'm a huge meat lover and I really liked it! :)

Vivianna Policicchio

Very filling for a soup, I recommend that if you make this to just have it with some bread and not another meal, this will make you full.

Austyn Wyeth

Going to be honest, this plate is the BOMB, I'd recommend this for people who have a love for soup and chorizo!

Zaria Vinette

Chorizo with paprika sounded a bit odd to me since I've never made anything like this but in the end I have no regrets, I'm very pleased.

Carlie Deviney

I appreciate this recipe more than you'll know, this was my soup of choice to make for my date and instantly we were both satisfied with the food, I got a LOT of compliments for it, best bowl of chorizo soup EVER!!


Heaven on earth served to you in a bowl with delish cooked chorizo.

Abbie Stinchfield

Love this so much!! I made it with cheesy garlic bread and served it to my husband with some white wine, we both had an amazing dinner thanks to you!

Bryn Harris

Making this was so easy and it taste FANTASTIC! going to be making this every week.

Arely Baab

Enjoyed this red lentil soup a lot, thanks.

Brynleigh Akutagawa

Made this for a family night out at grandmas house and everyone loved it, my mom was never more proud that I could make soup that tasted as good as this, lol!

Belle Rudig

Super happy with this and so are my kids, everyone enjoyed this meal for dinner, very satisfied stomachs for sure :)

Blaire Delach

Can't believe I never tried to make this before, this is VERY delicious! Thanks so much for sharing.

Emmalee Lupu

Boy does this take a while to make or what? Totally worth it though, really good soup with some black bread.


Well done! Verified!

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